Vacancy details

Athleague, Co Roscommon

This vacancy is now closed


Lairage Chargehand


Role Purpose:            To co-ordinate the lairage activities as necessary to meet production schedules. To manage all aspects of the lairage from cattle intake to shooting box.

Reports to:     Abattoir Manager/ Operations Manager


Key Responsibilities:            

  • Unload cattle in a timely manner
  • Identify grade & isolate grade C, sick or injured animals or cattle not likely to pass post mortem inspection.
  • Ensure pens contain appropriate feed & bedding for cattle being held
  • Ensure cards are entered correctly & in a timely manner that does not cause delays in production
  • Management of farmers in lairage to ensure they respect site rules.
  • Familiarity with AIMS and Emydex systems and procedures for entering cards; common card entry issues and resolutions etc.
  • Ensuring cattle are correctly segregated by age / sex etc
  • Keeping the lairage in its entirety clean & tidy and alerting abattoir manager when gross clean is needed.
  • Alerting abattoir Manager &/or Maintenance Manager of any maintenance issues within the lairage & ensuring they are rectified in a timely manner

Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s)        

Lairage Management From Cattle Intake, Tag reading, Lairage cleaning, bull separation

Rapid unloading, gaps in line, Starting on time, efficient lairage operation, farmer control, lairage upkeep, familiarity with all lairage tasks including passport logging, audit preparation, maintenance issues in lairage